Cannonball! Coast to Coast on a '28 Indian

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by rtwdoug, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Chopper Rider

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    Looks like that madrone has suffered an impact before. :eek1
  2. horseiron1

    horseiron1 Adventurer

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    I'm glad he's OK
  3. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    Glad he's ok!

    I bet that leaves a pretty big knot in your throat to know you just chucked a vintage bike down a hillside though.

    Glad to hear it's just minor damage.
  4. charlie101

    charlie101 Adventurer

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    Doug is dipping the front wheel in the pacific! Another milestone, check!:fyyff:super
    You rock, man!
  5. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Wahoooo Doug :clap
  6. bkshovel

    bkshovel Old Adventurer

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  7. MrGoodwreck

    MrGoodwreck Retarded Adventurer™

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  8. Whitehorse2003

    Whitehorse2003 nose pickin GOB

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    I just got word # 57 is through the finish, so Dough should be right around there if not, in already.
  9. indianscout

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    Wonder how Darrel (#52) did after his little trip down the side of the hill. Was he able to fix the bike and finish today or not?
  10. patiodadio

    patiodadio Motorcyclist

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  11. charlie101

    charlie101 Adventurer

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  12. GypsyWriter

    GypsyWriter Sarah

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    Oh man this is FUN!!!! :lurk Looking forward to the next report from the horse's mouth!! :ear:clap:clap
  13. Bobby-S

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    According to his website/blog, he went to the hospital and found his foot was broken bad enough that they scheduled surgury to put some pins in it. He says he is disappointed he won't be able to ride to the finish...

    http://www.vintagebmw.org/v7/cannonball_blog
  14. indianscout

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    Owch! Glad it wasn't any worse than it was. Thanks for the up-date.
  15. charlie101

    charlie101 Adventurer

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    I feel for him. Bloody unlycky accident.
  16. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    Doug rides into Dudley Perkins shootin! :gun1

    Oh wait, that's a camera in his right hand, not a gun. :shog

    :lol3

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    Doug brought out the smiles. :D

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    Nice to meet ya Doug & congratulations on finishing. I'm sure the ride home will still be an adventure. :ricky

    :thumb
  17. Adamco2

    Adamco2 Part time adventurer

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  18. indianscout

    indianscout Dexter

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    Congrats on making it this far Doug! You going to rest up a few days before your next leg?
  19. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    Thanks for the pics Adamco2, some good ones in there !
    Congradulations to all the CannonBallers that made it across the bridge today .
    Really satisfying to see Shinya Kimura make it to the finish . He and his friend have had his 1915 Indian down to the crankcases several times in the last 2 weeks and yet they have it going again. Great effort!
  20. mark1305

    mark1305 Old Enough To Know Better

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    Kudos to everyone that even started this ride. Big Congrats to those who made it to the finish. And especially to Doug. :clap

    Doug, now all you got to do is ride it back home to Alabama. :D